Distracted driving

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Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems Worse

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

Distracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway

Distracted Driver Causes Big-Rig Crash Spilling Gallons Of Ice Cream On Byron Hwy

Distracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway Thursday morning.

06/26/2014

Damage left after a crash on June 8, 2014 involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Defends Herself Against Cellphone Use Claims After Weekend Crash

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is looking into getting a staff or volunteer driver after her involvement in a West Oakland car crash Sunday where witnesses say she ran a red light and was talking on her cell phone.

06/09/2014

A billboard that shows distracted drivers. (CBS)

Billboards Aim To Expose Bay Area Drivers Texting Behind The Wheel

A handful of billboards have popped up across the Bay Area, getting quite a few glances. They show distracted drivers caught in the act, using their cellphones behind the wheel.

03/28/2014

A man tries out Google Glass.

SoCal Woman Expected To Fight Ticket For Driving While Wearing Google Glass

An early adopter of Google’s Internet-connected eyeglasses plans to fight a citation for wearing the device while driving in San Diego, saying the technology makes navigation easier than smartphones and GPS devices.

10/31/2013

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SFPD Says Distracted Walkers Making Roads More Dangerous For Everyone

The message being handed to pedestrians on one of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfares Thursday was stark: you’ve been mugged, or you’ve been hit by a car.

05/24/2013

(source: High Gear Media)

California Authorities Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers This Month

The California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies throughout the state on Monday are kicking off a month-long crackdown on drivers who text or talk on the phone while behind the wheel.

04/01/2013

(source: High Gear Media)

Tech Report: A Solution To Temptation Of Texting While Driving

While it’s illegal to text while driving in California, some people just can’t resist the urge to pick up the phone after it chimes. Now there’s an app that can help in that situation.

11/09/2012

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About The Bay: Learning From Distracted Driving The Hard Way

KCBS and CBS 5’s Mike Sugerman had to learn the hard way about the dangers of distracted driving. Luckily, no one was hurt.

05/29/2012

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California Senate Bill Would Require More Space When Cars Pass Bicycles

The state Senate was scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation that would require drivers to allow at least three feet of clearance when passing bicyclists from behind.

05/25/2012

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